It’s always nice to have some extra money. It means you can treat yourself to more nice things and feel a little more prepared for rainy days.
But making money doesn’t have to be a chore – you can have fun while you’re doing it and I’m going to explain just how you can make this a reality.
From playing games to getting creative, these are some fun ways you can make money from home.
Playing online games for money
Online gaming has never been bigger – coronavirus has locked people indoors and forced them to find new ways of having fun. And the great thing about choosing gaming as your source of entertainment is that it can make you a little cash too.
The obvious way that you can make money from online gaming is by winning games. For example, if you have a good poker session then you’ll win some cash. However, you can also monetise your fun by building a following – if you stream your sessions on Twitch then you can turn them into a money-making outlet of their own.
You can start making money from online gaming by playing ones that offer a cash reward. Casino games are the obvious choice and the best casino bonuses even give you some free bonus money to play with.
Teach people about the things you love
My mum is a retired teacher and I can tell you from experience that there are few examples of paid work that are more rewarding than helping people to learn. You can take inspiration from this and do the same, by proving online lessons in the things you care about.
If you’ve spent even a minute on YouTube then you’ll have seen an abundance of tutorial videos – it seems everyone has a lesson they want to share. The key for you is finding your niche and then establishing how to make it actionable, with examples people can really put into practice.
Once planned your classes and set up your YouTube channel, you can make money from your fun and rewarding lessons in a couple of ways. Firstly, by selling adds on your videos. Secondly, by creating resources and then promoting them via your channel.
Get creative and start selling your art
I’m a sucker for art. I’m love writing and I also love to draw (life-drawing, as you asked). It’s cathartic, challenging, and can be a way of both having fun and making a little cash from your home.
You probably fall into one of two categories – you either think you’re artistic or you don’t think you’re artistic. Well, I’ve got news for you, you are artistic and there will be someone out there that admires what you create.
Step one is to get creative by picking your artistic medium, whether that’s music, painting, sculpting, knitting, or something. Step two is to sell your artwork and to do this you’ll need to set up a store of some description. My recommendation is that you use Etsy – it’s the perfect platform for artistic types and it’s super easy to create an Etsy seller account.
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Playing online games for money, teaching people about the things you love, and selling your artwork are just three of the fun ways you can make money from home.
I’ll admit that I’ve tried my hand at all of them – with varying degrees of success! – but it might that one jumps out over the others for you.
The important thing is that you have a go. Why? Because even if you don’t make any money, I guarantee you’ll have fun.